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Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Phil Zuckerman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

More and more Americans are opting out of religion. Who are these people that reject religion, and what motivates them? What actually causes a person to lose his or her faith? This book offers an ... More


The ‘Foreign Woman’ and the Path Imagery

Stuart Weeks

in Instruction and Imagery in Proverbs 1-9

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199291540
eISBN:
9780191710537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291540.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

‘Foreign woman’ would have been a familiar term in the post-exilic Jewish context, evoking ideas of corruption and apostasy central both to a recent controversy (described in Ezra and Nehemiah), and ... More


Religious Liberty and Shari‘a

Kristine Kalanges

in Religious Liberty in Western and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199859467
eISBN:
9780199933518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199859467.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

Understanding the law and politics of religious freedom in the Muslim world first requires knowledge of the teachings and traditions of Islam, as well as their significance for Muslim followers. This ... More


Introduction: Why Religious Freedom?

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book begins with an apostasy trial in democratic Afghanistan. The episode reveals a serious deficit in U.S. foreign policy: in a world increasingly influenced by religion, American diplomacy ... More


Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia

Joseph Chiyong Liow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377088
eISBN:
9780199869527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377088.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book challenges conventional wisdom by arguing that tectonic movements and subterranean shifts that underscore the gradual politicization of Islam and the rise of an Islamism in political and ... More


The Reconciliation of Reason and Revelation through the “Rule of Interpretation” (Qānūn al-taʾwīl)

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali’s inquiry into the epistemological status of philosophical arguments in his Incoherence of the Philosophers is highly relevant for his legal assessment of the philosophical movement. He ... More


The Malaysian State and the Bureaucratization of Islam

Joseph Chinyong Liow

in Piety and Politics: Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377088
eISBN:
9780199869527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377088.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter investigates at closer analytical quarters the phenomenon of Islamization in Malaysia and the creation of institutions of Islamic governance by the UMNO-led Malaysian government in a ... More


The Nature of Islamic Juridical‐Ethical Discourse

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195388428
eISBN:
9780199866755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388428.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter deals with a critical assessment of Islamic juridical tradition—a formidable obstacle to a number of articles of great consequence for the protection of individual rights that are ... More


The Question of Democracy

Azzam S. Tamimi

in Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140002
eISBN:
9780199834723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140001.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In prison from 1980–84 Ghannouchi translates a number of works and writes some of his own on a number of topics including democracy, women's rights, and Palestine.He is influenced by Malik Bennabi, ... More


Cyber-Raiding

Tarek El-Ariss

in Leaks, Hacks, and Scandals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181936
eISBN:
9780691184913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181936.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing on the Internet as a space of regression and harassment following the Arab uprisings, this chapter traces the violence perpetrated against Arab authors, activists, and intellectuals online ... More


Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Silenced describes the dire effects of blasphemy and apostasy restrictions in contemporary Muslim-majority countries, and the promotion of such restrictions internationally, and in the West. In the ... More


Introduction

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this survey we cover three things. First, we provide an overview of the actual practice and the consequent dire effects of current blasphemy and apostasy restrictions in some major contemporary ... More


Afghanistan

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Afghanistan's 2004 constitution, drafted with the financial support and legal guidance of the United States and the United Nations, contains a clause asserting that no law can contradict Islam – a ... More


Rethinking Classical Muslim Law of Apostasy and the Death Penalty

Abdullah Saeed

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In Chapter Fifteen, “Rethinking Classical Muslim Law of Apostasy and the Death Penalty,” Abdullah Saeed – some of whose writings have been banned in his native Maldives –argues that current human ... More


Conclusions

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Within the Muslim world, victims of accusations of insulting Islam are not limited to those who insult or mock. They include “post-Islamic” groups such as the Baha’is or Ahmadis, converts from Islam, ... More


Critique of Religious Discourse

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300207125
eISBN:
9780300231458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

First published in Arabic in 1994, this book's controversial approach argued that conventional fundamentalist interpretations of the Quran and other Islamic religious texts are ahistorical and ... More


Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea

Don Baker and Franklin Rausch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866266
eISBN:
9780824875633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

A study of Korea’s first significant encounter with Western civilization, this work analyzes how Koreans reacted to Catholicism imported from China at the end of the 18th century. It explores the ... More


All in the Family?

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on an analysis of the family backgrounds and parental religiosity of those interviewed for this book, a strong case is presented that parents play a large role in influencing subsequent ... More


How and Why People Reject Religion

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A thorough summing up of how and why people reject religion. The key reasons are presented and discussed. They include education; misfortune; other cultures or religions; friends, colleagues, and ... More


Conclusion

Phil Zuckerman

in Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740017
eISBN:
9780199918690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740017.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents final thoughts and a final analysis. It stresses the importance of placing apostasy within its social context, argues that religiosity should not be seen as universal or ... More


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